- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

ASHFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Officials say a 13-year-old boy was hospitalized after an 80-foot slide down a steep slope at a reservation in western Massachusetts.

Conway Fire Department Deputy Chief Adam Baker tells The Greenfield Recorder (https://bit.ly/1UNGd2f ) the boy slid from an area at the top of Pony Mountain at Chapel Brook reservation in Ashfield. Witnesses say he was hiking with his family.

The incident was reported around 3 p.m. Saturday. State police and rescuers from Conway, Ashfield, Goshen, Greenfield and Turners Falls were at the scene.

Ashfield Fire Chief Del Haskins says the boy was semiconscious when rescuers reached him.

He was airlifted to Baystate Medical Center. Haskins says he was “badly hurt” but his condition is unknown.



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Information from: The (Greenfield, Mass.) Recorder, https://www.recorder.com

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